Bangladesh Air Force C-130J rolled out in UK

BAF C-130J Hercules C5 serial 99-5479 during the handover ceremony in Cambridge. ACM Serniabat is seen second left, with the Bangladesh High Commissioner to London Saida Muna Tasneem (far right). Marshall Aerospace and Defence

MARSHALL AEROSPACE and Defence has unveiled the initial former Royal Air Force C-130J Hercules C5 for the Bangladesh Biman Bahini (Bangladesh Air Force, BAF). The ‘short-bodied’ Hercules, serial 99-5497/S3-AGE (c/n 382-5479, ex ZH881), was rolled out at Marshall’s Cambridge facility during an official ceremony on July 22. The British firm is carrying out comprehensive depth maintenance and modifications on five C-130Js for the BAF. Enhancements include avionics upgrades and provision of medical evacuation and passenger transport capabilities.

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